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Ex-Border Patrol agents get at least 30 years
Herald Standard ^ | 6/22/13 | Associated Press

Posted on 06/22/2013 7:19:06 AM PDT by Baynative

Two brothers who worked as Border Patrol agents were sentenced to at least 30 years in prison each for smuggling hundreds of immigrants into the United States, crimes that the judge termed a threat to national security.

U.S. District Court Judge John Houston sentenced Raul Villarreal on Friday to 35 years in prison for being the ring leader and ordered him to pay a $250,000 fine. His brother, Fidel Villarreal, was sentenced to 30 years for managing the illicit business.

The sentences are among the longest given to border law enforcement officials for corruption.

(Excerpt) Read more at heraldstandard.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: border; borderpatrol; borderpatrolagents; bpagents; bpagentssentenced; illegals
While this is probably a just sentence to hand out, it illustrates the hypocrisy of our justice department that is willing to grant amnesty to millions of law breakers and reward them with citizen benefits.

Shame on you, Marco.

1 posted on 06/22/2013 7:19:06 AM PDT by Baynative
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Now I see the problem. Later in the story it says:
" "They used their positions as Border Patrol agents to line their pockets," Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Salel said, adding later: "Unlike other corruption cases where agents have been led astray to join an organization, these agents created the organization."

Maybe the greedies in the dept of justice didn't like these guys lining their pockets and passing them by.

2 posted on 06/22/2013 7:22:30 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep one hand on my shoulder and the other over my mouth.)
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To: Baynative

Tribe before country.

But are these guys any different than Marco Rubio, who supports law-breaking mostly Hispanic illegals before the rule of law?


3 posted on 06/22/2013 7:24:45 AM PDT by oldbill
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To: oldbill

>>Tribe before country.

Ain’t that the truth. “Viva La Raza”

BTW, Who ate the Anasazi?

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&biw=&bih=&q=Anasazi+Cannibalism

Bon Appetit, Melatonin Worshipers.


4 posted on 06/22/2013 7:28:17 AM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: Baynative

“They used their positions as Border Patrol agents to line their pockets,”

And how does this differ from the RINO establishment, which supports amnesty to maximize their profits with law-breaking, cheap labor illegals?

The only difference between these guys and the Chamber of Commerce is that they didn’t have millions of dollars to bribe politicians.


5 posted on 06/22/2013 7:28:41 AM PDT by oldbill
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To: Baynative

What? You mean these two fine Democratic liberal gentlemen aren’t now members of the administration? Maybe Holder is working on the paperwork as I type.


6 posted on 06/22/2013 7:29:47 AM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: oldbill

No, IMHO these guys are no different than Rubio et al...

They were just ahead of their time and didn’t share the dinero; BUT, if they had also driven the illegals to the polls to vote and helped them with their tax forms and Union dues, they would possibly be eligible for a PrezPardon and a Czarship...


7 posted on 06/22/2013 7:30:08 AM PDT by homegroan (Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option....)
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To: homegroan

And what are the sentences given to BP agents who help
smuggle drugs?

Are they comparable, or much less?

Is it “justice” to make examples out of the “crime de jour”?

Or should each offense (and defendant) be judged on its own
actual merit?


8 posted on 06/22/2013 7:37:12 AM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: Baynative
why does something about a fox guarding a hen house come to mind???
9 posted on 06/22/2013 7:38:56 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Baynative

>> Shame on you, Marco.

He’ll do that multiplied by 100,000 and run for president.


10 posted on 06/22/2013 7:39:37 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Baynative

Awwww, next we can expect Rubio and his galloping ocho banditos to offer them instant release, and a pathway to an expunged criminal record. None will dare call it a pardon though...


11 posted on 06/22/2013 7:40:22 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kennedy: Today I am a Berliner / Reagan: Gorbachev tear down this wall / Obama: I can't read this...)
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To: oldbill
But are these guys any different than Marco Rubio [et al[, who supports law-breaking mostly Hispanic illegals before the rule of law?

Only in how direct the money transfer is. Politicians are doing the same thing. Not only are they letting illegals in, they are rewarding them with bennies and legal status, all for their own self-interest - big donor money.
12 posted on 06/22/2013 7:51:29 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: Baynative
Smuggle?

The should do what government does and just allow them to enter for free while offering them free tax paid healthcare, welfare, food stamps, prizes, amnesty, gifts etc..

Just look what government did for the Boston Muslim terrorist, even after being warned by foreign governments....They brought them in here legally and gave them and their families hundreds of thousands in tax dollar prizes and gifts.

13 posted on 06/22/2013 9:07:27 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Baynative

Yep. Sounds like they (the agents) were just doing the jobs RINO’s and Dim’s can’t wait to do.


14 posted on 06/22/2013 9:11:43 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Baynative
..crimes that the judge termed a threat to national security.

So if the introduction of "hundreds" of wetbacks into the country constitutes a threat to national security what must the presence of thirty million wetbacks represent? A desperate,and immediate,national emergency perhaps?

15 posted on 06/22/2013 9:13:41 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: Baynative

Brothers ‘Fidel’ and ‘Raul’? LOL. The parents must be diehard commies.


16 posted on 06/22/2013 9:39:37 AM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: Baynative

How is it any more corrupt that what the Obama Administration does to states that attempt to enforce border security in spite of Mr. Obama’s opposition to it (at the state or federal level)?


17 posted on 06/22/2013 10:02:36 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Baynative

What did they do wrong? Forget to register them to vote as Democrats, or fail to tell them how to sign up for SS and Obamacare?


18 posted on 06/22/2013 10:03:56 AM PDT by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: Baynative

I live in San Diego and I visit Tijuana. I speak a little Spanish and I ask questions when I am down there. The shoe shine guys, most of whom are deportees, tell me that the price for being smuggled across the border in the trunk of a car is $5,000. The money is payable if and when the person is delivered to the destination in the USA. More than 150 U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers and Border Patrol Offices have been convicted since 2004 for allowing drugs and people to get through, according to yesterday,s San Diego Union Tribune. The fence does not stop everybody. There are crooked officers allowing cars with multiple illegals packed in the trunk to pass through.


19 posted on 06/22/2013 10:22:47 AM PDT by forgotten man
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To: Baynative

Used to use a cleaning company run by people named Villarreal, they were crooks too, wonder if they are related.


20 posted on 06/22/2013 11:53:08 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Baynative

But they were just trying to do the jobs Americans won’t do./s


21 posted on 06/22/2013 12:37:45 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5
And the Senate is going to add 20k new Union Agents with their Bill. Of course to qualify they must speak Spanish and have empathy for the Latino plight, what could go wrong /s
22 posted on 06/22/2013 3:25:55 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: forgotten man
I used to work in the produce industry in California and have seen it all. In the winter we harvested and shipped from ElCentro and Yuma. The everyday stories we lived and witnessed would make Mr Rubio drop his jaw.

These clowns in congress have no idea what they are dealing with. Everyone of them should be rotting in jail for all I care.

23 posted on 06/22/2013 3:55:11 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep one hand on my shoulder and the other over my mouth.)
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To: Baynative
crimes that the judge termed a threat to national security..

So when is every liberal and RINO like Marco Rubio going to be arrested as well? Are they not doing the same?

24 posted on 06/22/2013 4:59:29 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

The way I see it there is a very small group of people in Washington who have not committed prosecuted felonies that could lead them to jail, or violated their oath of office which merits removal from office. The later should also strip them of any retirement benefits that the beltway celebrities vote to give each other.


25 posted on 06/22/2013 6:46:42 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep one hand on my shoulder and the other over my mouth.)
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To: oldbill

But are these guys any different than Marco Rubio, who supports law-breaking mostly Hispanic illegals before the rule of law?

I take it that was a rhetorical question.


26 posted on 06/23/2013 1:29:19 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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